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zoomorphic vessel workshop with bernadette curran

updated sun 25 sep 05


Darlene Tsukamoto on sat 24 sep 05

Lee Arts Center Fall 2005

Master Workshops Program presents:

Zoomorphic Vessel Forms With Bernadette Curran

Saturday, October 15, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday, October 16, 10:00am -
4:00 pm

Fee: $ 130.00=20

In this 2 day hands on workshop, Bernadette will share her playful
approach to clay by transforming simple pottery shapes into zoomorphic
forms and their humble abodes. From quick gesture drawings on paper to
more elaborate alterations of pots thrown fresh off the wheel, the
spontaneity will allow for both functional and sculptural solutions.
Emphasis will be on techniques such as cutting and folding, bottomless
cylinders, and pushing the clay from the inside out. Historical and
contemporary examples of animal pots will be referenced in slide
lectures and group discussions. Bernadette will also discuss glazing
techniques to enhance the surface. Throwing experience is not required.

Bernadette Curran, a studio artist and educator in Ardmore, PA, received
her BFA from Pennsylvania State University and completed an MFA in
Ceramics at Ohio State University. She has received artist-in-residence
fellowships from Baltimore Clayworks, Chester Springs Studio, and the
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works. Her work has been exhibited in many
juried and invitational shows throughout the country. Bernadette is
currently teaching drawing and ceramic classes in the Philadelphia area
and enjoys traveling to present visiting artists workshops.


For more information contact:=20

The Lee Arts Center

5722 Lee Highway; Arlington, VA 22207

Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division

Tel (703) 228-0558/0560

Fax (703) 228-0559

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